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My search for finding the most effective natural deodorant (a search 4+ years in the making) has FINALLY ended! I actually started blogging years ago because of my search for an effective natural deodorant. Before I explain how great Schmidt's Charcoal + Magnesium mineral enriched natural deodorant is, can I just acknowledge how far the industry has come?!
When I started my search in 2013, most of the contenders left me sweaty, sticky, stinky, or with a rash, AND there were about 75% less options than there are now in just FOUR years.
That just wasn't cutting it as I work in a hotel kitchen, which means I am moving around A LOT, it can get extremely hot, and on a busy night, I sometimes walk 12 miles during a shift going up and down stairs frequently. I need a deodorant that works!
The natural products industry has grown tremendously in that time, in fact, the health and wellness industry as a whole is on point to be the next trillion dollar industry. That is HUGE. Organic sales alone in 2016 hit over $40 billion dollars. These statistics make me so excited, because it means more and more people are becoming aware of their health and speaking with their dollar!
After trying dozens of natural deodorants in the past four years, I finally settled on using Schmidt's Cedarwood + Juniper deodorant cream in a glass jar, and had been using it for over a year up until recently. I still love that deodorant for it's woodsy scent and odor protection, but happened to win a year's supply of natural deodorant from Schmidt's this year (Thanks again, Schmidt's!!!). My year's supply included their newest addition, the Charcoal + Magnesium mineral enriched natural deodorant. I was instantly WOWed by this deodorant.
The deodorant has a pleasantly unisex scent of light rain, and a natural ingredient list made up of: arrowroot powder, coconut oil, candelilla wax, shea butter, baking soda, fractionated coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, magnesium hydroxide, activated charcoal, tocopherol (sunflower-derived vitamin E), and natural fragrance.
It is hands down the most effective natural deodorant I have tried for not only odor, but wetness. It is easy to apply, and doesn't stain or leave a residue (at least it hasn't for me)!
I seriously run all over the place at work, walk my dog before and after work, and still don't stink. I don't sweat much at all either with this deodorant, only when seriously moving or stressed out, which is absolute madness to me. I used to be the girl who would wear extra strength deodorants such as Certain-Dri. I used to get so embarassed as a teenager because I sweat so much. Many of my family members on my Dad's side experience excessive sweating, and I definitely used to experience it as well. Since I have drastically changed my lifestyle habits and nutrition, I don't sweat nearly as much or as easily. (Yay for holistic health!)
Side note: Sweating is NORMAL and very healthy. It is one of the ways your body rids itself of toxins. Trying to stop that function is extremely bad for you!
Schmidt's is sold online at their website and various online retailers, as well as in natural grocery stores such as Sprouts. (Get it on Amazon)
On their website, each stick runs $9.99, which is actually on the low side for natural deodorants! Bargain! They also get points for being based in Portland.
Please check them out and let me know what you think!
**Disclaimer** These are my opinions from my own personal experience.